The Queensland (Australia) Opportunities for Personalised Transport (OPT) Review has released its first major paper – the Innovation Paper. It is made up of five research papers looking at topics like gamification for transport, the sharing economy, autonomous vehicles, and transition arrangements from interstate reviews.
Chair of the taskforce, Jim Varghese AM, said this is a unique opportunity to look at what issues need to be considered for the future, flexible legislative framework of the personalised transport industry. “With this paper, we want to demonstrate that the challenges being faced here in Queensland are also being felt in other industries around the world”, Mr Varghese said.
It is becoming clear that digital disruption and the sharing economy is a common challenge across industries, including the personalised transport industry. Customer expectations are evolving, and these expectations are placing significant pressure on industry incumbents.
A number of thought leaders and academics have been invited to share their views on the sharing economy, in context of the personalised transport industry and the impacts they have had.
The paper also provides examples from other industries that are being disrupted in a similar way to the personalised transport industry, and aims to start a discussion on what the future may bring and what trends we’re already seeing.
The Innovation Paper is available as an interactive document on http://www.optreviewqld.com.au/innovation_paper
There you can find the five individual papers:
- Nic Suzor and Patrik Wikstrom, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) – The disruptive forces of the sharing economy (PDF, 235 KB)
- Aaron Tham, University of the Sunshine Coast – It’s not yours nor mine, it’s ours: Envisioning the innovative space of ridesharing in Queensland (PDF, 109 KB)
- Professor Simon Washington, Sadaf Aminmansour, Dr Zuduo Zhang and Dr Jake Whitehead, QUT – The impact of car sharing and self-driving vehicles: Why governments and mobility providers should pay attention (PDF, 343 KB)
- Dr Barbara Yen, A/Professor Matthew Burke (Griffith University) and Professor Simon Washington (QUT) – ‘Gamification’ in transport interventions: Why, when and where? (PDF, 491 KB)
- Peter Bridgman, Decisive Consultants – Industry adjustment: the Australian experience as at 25 February 2016 (PDF, 274 KB).
- Queensland looks into innovation in personalized transport.